Rick Holland
Rick Holland
Title: Assistant Coach - Halfbacks/Tight Ends
Phone: (216) 538-3933
Email: coachrickholland@gmail.com

Rick Holland enters his fourth season as an Assistant Coach at Hiram College. He will coach the halfbacks and tight ends while also assisting with the program's marketing and social media efforts.

In two years with the Hiram football program, Holland has helped Terrier offensive players garner six All-North Coast Athletic Conference selections. In addition, Hiram shattered nine program records on the offensive side of the ball, including total yards and yards per game.

Along with his coaching duties, Holland is responsible for recruiting southern Ohio counties, as well as serving as the out of state coordinator for a majority of the continental United States. 

Prior to joining the Terrier football staff, Holland served his alma mater, Kent State University, in both student assistant coach and recruiting and operations assistant capacities. In his time with the Golden Flashes, Holland worked under two head coaches and worked in multiple facets of the day-to-day opporations; including alumni relations, student-athlete compliance and eligibility, academic services and working as a direct assistant with the Director of Recruiting.
 
Along with the day-to-day duties, Holland also spent time as a student assistant, helping the linebackers coach and defensive coordinator with individual and team practices, as well as helping run drills and scout team offenses.

The Flashes had their most successful season since their MAC championship season of 1972, winning the MAC East outright with an 8–0 record to earn a spot in the MAC Championship game. The team peaked at #18 in the BCS polls, finishing the regular season at #25. They also earned their first bowl bid since '72, playing in the GoDaddy.com Bowl against Arkansas State.

Rick graduated from Kent with a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Administration and Sports Management.